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Name: Executive Order concerning Drug-Free Federal Workplace (No. 12564)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Conditions of work; Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1986-09-15
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1986-09-17, Vol. 51, No. 180, pp. 32889-32893
ISN: USA-1986-R-2605
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1986-09-17, Vol. 51, No. 180, pp. 32889-32893
Abstract/Citation: Inter alia, this Executive Order requires federal employees to refrain from using illegal drugs, whether on or off duty. It calls upon the head of each agency to establish a policy and a programme to test for the use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions (as defined in the Order), other employees under certain circumstances, as well as any applicant for employment. Agencies shall, in addition to taking any appropriate personnel action, refer a drug-using employee to an assistance programme for counseling and to treatment or rehabilitation, as appropriate. Any action to discipline an employee shall be taken in compliance with otherwise applicable procedures, including the Civil Service Reform Act.

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